|6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
218 lb (99 kg)
|Teams||St. Louis Blues|
Detroit Red Wings
|Born||March 9, 1958,|
|NHL Draft||109th overall, 1978|
St. Louis Blues
|Pro Career||1980 – 1991|
Paul MacLean (born 9 March 1958 in Grostenquin, France and raised in Antigonish, Nova Scotia) is a retired professional ice hockey player who played for the St. Louis Blues, Detroit Red Wings, and, most notably, the Winnipeg Jets in the National Hockey League. He was an assistant coach with the Detroit Red Wings, Anaheim Ducks twice, and was head coach of the Ottawa Senators.
Career[edit | edit source]
Player[edit | edit source]
MacLean played in the NHL for 11 seasons from 1980 to 1991. He played 719 career games, scoring 324 goals and 349 assists for 673 points. His best season statistically was the 1984–85 season when he scored 41 goals and 101 points. Although considered a Canadian, MacLean has the distinction of being the highest-scoring NHL player born in France, with 673 points. The second overall is Philippe Bozon with 41 points, who, unlike MacLean was trained in France.
Coach[edit | edit source]
MacLean is currently an assistant coach with the Detroit Red Wings. In the 2007/2008 NHL season, MacLean won the Stanley Cup as assistant coach of the Red Wings. Before joining the Red Wings, MacLean was also an assistant coach for the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim under Mike Babcock. Before becoming an NHL coach, MacLean lead the Quad City Mallards of the United Hockey League to the Colonial Cup Championship.
Personal life[edit | edit source]
MacLean was born at Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Station Grostenquin in Grostenquin, France, to Canadian parents while his father was stationed there.
Career statistics[edit | edit source]
|1980–81||Salt Lake Golden Eagles||CHL||80||36||42||78||160||17||11||5||16||47|
|1980–81||St. Louis Blues||NHL||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|1988–89||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||76||36||35||71||118||5||1||1||2||8|
|1989–90||St. Louis Blues||NHL||78||34||33||67||100||12||4||3||7||20|
|1990–91||St. Louis Blues||NHL||37||6||11||17||24||—||—||—||—||—|